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Living Library

W2024 Wrap Up

NorQuest College Living Library*

Winter 2024

The Committee thanks all who attended and made the event possible. We thank our Storytellers for sharing their stories and we thank our Listeners for engaging with those stories with open hearts and minds.

As a thank you to those who gifted their stories, $50 donations will be made in their names to organizations of their choice.

The following organizations will receive donations:

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH)

Edson Animal Rescue

Hope Lives Here Animal Rescue Society

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

NorQuest Shine Awards

Nova Scotia Youth Project (Cape Breton Chapter)

Shelter Movers, Edmonton

Let's keep the spirit of the Living Library alive all year long -- challenge prejudice, break down stigma, and keep the conversation going!

Formerly known as a 'Human Library'**, the Living Library upholds the spirit of the original event with the intent of creating a safe space for dialogue and to increase our understanding of others’ perspectives and experiences including those affected by stigma and prejudice. The event features people with diverse backgrounds or unique life experiences sharing their stories with a small group of Listeners. Spending time with a Speaker enables listeners learn more deeply about an individual’s experience of culture, spirituality, disability, identity, gender—whatever the case may be. 


**Human Libraries were first staged in 2000 by a Danish youth organization called "Stop the Violence" and have since been organized all over the world. To find out more about this movement for social change, please visit the Human Library Organization website